Sonshine School

5.00 5 1 (2 reviews)
Academic excellence in a Christ-centered environment.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Religious AffiliationBaptist
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded1980

Student Body

Total Students269 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
1%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Sonshine School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio13:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
95%
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition Notesvaries by grade
Admissions DirectorMrs. Donna Wiens
Admissions AssociateSteve Hunter

Sports

Total Sports Offered3 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
Volleyball

School Notes

  • In addition to the core curriculum, Sonshine School offers Spanish, vocal music, computers, P.E., Bible, and participates in ACSI competitions including Math Olympics, spelling bee, and speech meet.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Salem
    Blanchet School
    Blanchet School Photo
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 6-12 | 320 students
    3 miles
    4373 Market St Ne
    Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 391-2639
    3 6-12
    320
  • Salem
    Grades: NS | 222 students
    0.8 miles
    1550 Fairgrounds Rd NE
    Salem, OR 97303
    (503) 363-9821
    0.8 NS
    222
  • Salem
    Grades: NS-PK | 53 students
    0.4 miles
    685 Court Street Ne
    Salem, OR 97301
    (503) 399-2769
    0.4 NS-PK
    53
  • Salem
    Grades: PK-12 | 198 students
    8.2 miles
    9075 Pueblo Avenue NE
    Salem, OR 97305
    (503) 393-5236
    8.2 PK-12
    198
  • Lake Oswego
    Park Academy
    Park Academy Photo - A group of upper school students pose for a photo on the deck outside their classrooms.
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 87 students
    36.3 miles
    1915 South Shore Blvd
    Lake Oswego, OR 97034
    (503) 594-8800
    36.3 3-12
    87

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
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My son has done really well and learned a lot at Sonshine. He loves his kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Jewell, and really enjoys the school daycare. He has learned a lot this year and I am thankful we made the decision to put him in school early and that Sonshine took him. He was ready for school and has really flourished this part year. The curriculum and structure have been great for them. He also has learned to be kind and courteous to others. It is a great school with kind staff!
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My daughter attended for preschool and daycare. I appreciated the structure and consistency of the program. Curriculum themes (seasons, colors, holidays, etc) are integrated with reading, pre-writing and storytelling, counting, art, and music (my daughter loves to sing the songs she's learned) and biblical stories. She learned about rules, consequences, manners, and personal responsibility: i.e. clean up, sharing, communicating, etc. and has made many friends. She loved her teacher and the day care staff, all of whom are warm, knowledgeable, gentle and supportive. And she came home happy and tired! Sonshine School was such a blessing for us and I would highly recommend it.
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